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Crisis and Financialization Seminar

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Crisis and Financialization Seminar




Crisis and Financialization Seminar

This is the audio from the seminar on âCrisis and Financializationâ that took place at the University of London, Queen Mary on March 28th, 2008. Interventions by Christian Marazzi, Costas Lapavitsas, and Randy Martin. The session was chaired by Emma Dowling. Recorded by Stevphen Shukaitis.

Audio from the first seminar can be found http://www.archive.org/details/ArtOfRentSeminarVercellonePasquinelli

For more information on the series: http://www.generation-online.org/other/artofrent.htm

Art of Rent Seminar Series Spring 2008
As part of an ongoing collective project, the organisers of this seminar series seek to promote a discussion on the rise of rent as a form of capitalist appropriation and the way that new levels of association in the arts and culture, in information and communication, in public taste and ambience have made this rise possible, and from the perspective of private accumulation, necessary. To this end, the seminar brings together various perspectives on the Art of Rent taking in analysis of cognitive capitalism, of the financialisation of the quotidian and the bodily, of gentrification and the metroversity, of new international division of labour and of governance. The seminar will conclude with a special two-day event in September on the cultural industries.

Behind this series is the sense that the Art of Rent is a reaction to a new collective power among bodies assembled to labour and a capacity for ensemble in the social individual, all provoked by the migrations of work into culture, language, and affect and the work of migrations into these registers of life. For those who work in the university, in the arts, and in politics long seeking to subvert the relationship between innovation and wage, the rise of the relationship between innovation and rent calls not for subversion but sabotage of the creative process.

Upcoming Events:
Thursday May 15th, 2008
New international division of labour

- Sandro Mezzadra, University of Bologna
- Xiang Biao, Oxford University

Thursday June 5th, 2008
Governance, resistance, production of common

- Judith Revel, Sorbonne University, Paris
- Stefano Harney, Queen Mary University


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